Biography

Dr. Daryoush Mohammad Poor
Area of focus:
  1. Shi'i intellectual history
  2. Ismaili Studies
  3. Ismaili Philosophy
  4. International relations
  5. Contemporary political theory
  6. Leadership and Authority
  7. Islam and Modernity
  8. Persian literature

Introduction

Dr Mohammad Poor completed his PhD in Political and Social Studies, in 2012, at the University of Westminster’s School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages. He received his MA in International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory from the University of Westminster’s Centre for the Study of Democracy, and he also holds an associate degree in Mathematics from Ferdowsy University of Mashhad, Iran.

He joined the IIS in 2002 and since then has served in various departments, contributing as translator and editor. He has also contributed, as an editor and translator, to the Encyclopaedia Islamica project. In his capacity as a Research Associate in DARP, he gives lectures to students enrolled in the IIS’s Graduate Programme.

He has been teaching a module on Ismaili Philosophy in recent years. In his Authority without Territory, he has investigated emerging models of authority and leadership drawing on the Ismaili imamateinfo-icon in contemporary times and its institutionalisation in the Aga Khaninfo-icon Development Network.Dr Mohammad Poor completed his PhD in Political and Social Studies, in 2012, at the University of Westminster’s School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages. He received his MA in International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory from the University of Westminster’s Centre for the Study of Democracy, and he also holds an associate degree in Mathematics from Ferdowsy University of Mashhad, Iran. He joined the IIS in 2002 and since then has served in various departments, contributing as translator and editor. He has also contributed, as an editor and translator, to the Encyclopaedia Islamica project. In his capacity as a Research Associate in DARP, he gives lectures to students enrolled in the IIS’s Graduate Programme. He has been teaching a module on Ismaili Philosophy in recent years. In his Authority without Territory, he has investigated emerging models of authority and leadership drawing on the Ismaili imamate in contemporary times and its institutionalisation in the Aga Khan Development Network.